Dr. Catherine Grove, known for publishing behind-the-scenes videos of medical procedures, has been accused of abuse by several patients.
POWELL, Ohio – Monday was the first day for Dr. Kathryn Grove, known as Dr. Roxy on TikTok, appeared before the state medical board in a fight to keep her medical license after it was temporarily suspended in November.
Dr. Powell, known for sharing behind-the-scenes videos of medical procedures, is being accused of malpractice by several patients.
Mary Jenkins, a former patient, said Monday’s testimony took her back to a scary time.
“I had a tummy tuck tram flap that went incredibly wrong. It failed and almost cost me my life,” Jenkins said. “I just didn’t realize the magnitude of what was happening to her.”
In 2012, Jenkins had recently recovered from breast cancer and went to Dr. Grau for reconstruction, but she said she almost lost her life.
“My sons would not have a mother, I would not be able to see my grandchildren. I wouldn’t have been able to build my nonprofit to the point where it would impact people across the country. So much wouldn’t have happened if I had lost that life,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins sued Dr. Graue, who was later found guilty of medical malpractice in 2016. Nearly a decade later, Jenkins said she stands by the current patients who are suing.
“I feel like everybody’s grandmother because there’s a deep part of me that believes if something had been done then, maybe we wouldn’t be here today,” Jenkins said.
Dr. Grau asked that cameras be banned during her testimony, but reporters were allowed to listen. The board pushed Grawe over her alleged negligent patient care, use of social media and post-discharge treatment. Jenkins said Grau became emotional at times.
“I asked myself, did I think she was crying because she didn’t care, or because she was remorseful, or because it was a sham so she could get her license back?” Jenkins asked.
Dr. Grau asked to keep her license and said she cares deeply about her patients.
Jenkins says she hopes her story will empower others to come forward.
“There’s a story that needs to be told and people need to hear it because I think there are more people out there who have been hurt in one way or another, who are looking for a ray of hope despite everything that’s going on,” Jenkins said. .
The hearing lasts all week and the council will be given a report and recommendation in June or July when they decide whether to suspend Grawe’s licence.